Webinar - Conversations on Cancer: Advancing Equity in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities: Racism and Injustice

There is an upcoming FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) public panel discussion in the Conversations on Cancer series: Conversations on Cancer: Advancing Equity in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities: Racism and Injustice is a 1 ½ hour conversation that will explore the surge of racism and hate crimes against AAPIs that is often linked to rhetoric blaming AAPIs for the spread of COVID-19.

This is an important problem affecting many AAPI communities across the U.S. The panel discussion is informal and will address the following topics:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on racism and healthcare in the AAPI population
  • Disparities in cancer care in AAPIs
  • Patients’ perspective on disparities in cancer care in the AAPI community
  • Barriers to seeking medical care for AAPIs

Speakers:

  • Richard J. Lee, MD, PhD:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Director of the Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers
  • Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH: Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems
  • Ravi Madan, MD:  Clinical Director, Genitourinary Malignancies Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
  • Moon Chen, PhD, MPH: Professor and Associate Director, Community Outreach/Engagement, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, California
  • Tracy Sun: Community Engagement Manager, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
  • Susan Matsuko Shinagawa: Cancer Survivor/Advocate & Community Health Activist Co-Founder & Past Chair Asian & Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network

Moderators:

  • Rea Blakey: Associate Director for External Outreach and Engagement, Oncology Center of Excellence, US Food and Drug Administration
  • Jennifer Gao, MD: Medical Oncologist and Associate Director for Education, Oncology Center of Excellence, US Food and Drug Administration
When: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: 

Online